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11.18.2013 | | Posted at 11:26 AM

Remembering Producer Arif Mardin

By David Luhrssen
  Arif Mardin was never a household name, but music fans scrutinizing album credits knew of him and the stars he worked with knew him well. The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story is a documentary of a remarkable career suffused with pathos. Working with Mardin’s son Joe, filmmaker Doug Biro interviewed the record producer and his associates as the grand old ...
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

The sublimely sensuous ‘Daphnis and Chloe’

 Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Pelleas and Melisande—there are many tragic love stories in classical music. Daphnis and Chloe is one that ends happily.  Based on a romance by Longus, a Greek writer who lived during the early Christian
05.12.2013 | | Posted at 08:33 AM
By David Luhrssen
  The opening passage of The Rite of Spring (La Sacre du Printemps) suggests the parting of morning mist, revealing a clearing in some primeval forest. It’s a calm prelude to a stormy stretch of music, a ballet that triggered the riot between fans and foes captured in the early scenes of Jan Kounen’s film Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky (2009). Whether or not the French fashion q...

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